Sunday, March 19, 2017

Everything - God Is Love '78 !!

Via Numero Group:
For outsider gospel visionary and Detroit native
Otis G. Johnson, the Holy Ghost was in the machine...
in this case a rhythm-equipped Hammond organ.
Everything - God Is Love 78, a singular 1978 mid-fi
document, features android percussion against chords of
Otis’s own invention, possessed by minor tonality and frequent
bum notes. Lifting it further are extemporaneous vocal
homilies to the rapture, love, and everything, plus occasional
“other” voicings that scratch at the periphery of the mix.
Homespun gospel rarely entered this dirge-like, intuitive
space, nor did it commonly achieve such a spectral and
captivating hymn to its darkest conventions.
A reissue can be found here

Otis G. Johnson
1978

6 comments:

  1. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5hqhia8pqcsp9t2/%27Everything%27%20-%20God%20is%20Love%20%2778.zip?dl=0

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    1. I'm curious to hear what you think. This one is far more lo-fi and minimalist compared to the other recent posts

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  3. This is really cool!! Musically, it sort of reminds me of the Young Marble Giants, but with keyboards instead of singing.

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    1. Yeah I love the lo-fi quality of this one

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    2. yes, the lo-fi is very charming

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